autism

The Accountant cover. Ben Affleck is prominently featured, holding a rifle, with a puzzle piece background.

The Accountant (DVD)

Warner Home Video
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Stefanie E.
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

Say what you want about Ben Affleck, but the man knows how to choose interesting roles in successful films.

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

Beginning when Gus and his twin brother were born and continuing to the present, Newman shares her sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always insightful and upbeat recollections of their lives. She touches on many of the issues with autism, but To Siri With Love is not a "how to" book. It is a positive, yet honest look into one family's journey with autism, and among others, how technology, especially Siri, is helpful to Gus.

Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman

Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World

Sabina Berman
4
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Amanda C.
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016

Isabelle comes back to her family home after the death of her sister to find an autistic savant growing up in her sister's home. She teaches the girl, Karen, how to function in the world. Karen learns how to interact with the whole, not only through her aunt's patience, but also through the animals with whom she shares a special connection. Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World is Karen's story.

Friday, Feb 6, 2015

What began as an exercise to work through daunting experiences would eventually become this powerful collection of essays about understanding Asperger Syndrome. Finding Kansas captures Aaron Likens' introspective journey from awkward early teens to roller-coaster 20s and onward to an empowering future.

The Sound of Letting Go

Stasia Ward Kehoe
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Lisa J.
Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

Daisy is a good girl. She gets good grades. She is a good sister to her brother Steven who has autism.

Blue, white and yellow geometric shapes resembling a flower with the title in the middle

The Reason I Jump

Naoki Higashida
5
Rated by
Bethany T.
Monday, Apr 28, 2014

Naoki Higashida is a thirteen-year-old boy with autism so severe that he cannot speak aloud. But using an alphabet grid, he--letter by letter--has composed this missive from the depths of autism, revealing that a clever mind and keen perception lie behind the limits of his disorder.

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The Asperkids Launch Pad

Jennifer Cook O'Toole
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Rated by
Lisa J.
Friday, Apr 11, 2014

O’Toole, award winning author of Asperkids and The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules, a social worker, teacher, mother of three Asperkids and an Aspie herself, has developed a “how-to” guide for parents of children with Asperger Syndrome (AS) on how to best structure their home life to support their AS kids.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013

Fourteen-year-old Jenny shares her daily life with her diary "Dee." Jenny's younger brother Ezra is a common topic. You see, Ezra has autism and Jenny feels connected to him by an invisible cord which helps her keep track of him and his moods. Jenny also feels responsible for keeping Ezra out of trouble and for protecting him from those who don't understand Ezra's actions and autism.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

“Today I moved to a twelve acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd and surrounded by water.” Al Capone Does My Shirts is set in 1935 on Alcatraz where Capone is an inmate working in the prison laundry.

Rules by Cynthia Lord

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Lisa J.
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rules for David: If the bathroom door is closed, knock! Say “thank you” when someone gives you a present (even if you don’t like it). No toys in the fish tank. These are just a few of the rules that twelve year old Catherine has written for her brother David who has autism to help him navigate the world and try to look “normal”.

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